Ben Browder

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Ben Browder
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Ben Browder at Dragoncon 2010
Born Robert Benedict Browder
(1962-12-11) December 11, 1962 (age 51)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater Furman University
Occupation actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Francesca Buller (1989–present)

Robert Benedict "Ben" Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.

Early life[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Browder grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. His parents were race car owners and operators.[1] He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated with a degree in psychology. He was a star player on the Furman football team. Browder met his wife, actress Francesca Buller, while studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Career[edit]

Browder appeared as a recurring guest on the U.S. television show Party of Five as Sam Brody in its 3rd season in 1997. Browder and Buller moved with their two children to Australia during the production of Farscape (1999–2003), on which Browder starred as American astronaut John Crichton. Buller played several guest roles on the show. The two returned to the United States in 2003 following the cancellation of Farscape. He has received two Saturn Awards for Best Actor in a Television Role for his acting in Farscape. He appeared in the 2004 movie A Killer Within, co-starring C. Thomas Howell and Sean Young. Also in 2004, he portrayed fellow actor Lee Majors in the made-for-TV film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels.

He returned to play John Crichton in the 2004 SciFi Channel mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. The mini-series wrapped up the remaining plotlines of Farscape, while leaving open the possibility of future adventures.

October 2003 marked the audiobook release of Interlopers, a novel written by Alan Dean Foster and narrated by Browder.

In January 2005, Browder voiced the character Bartholomew Aloysius "Bat" Lash in an episode of the animated series Justice League Unlimited entitled "The Once and Future Thing, Part 1: Weird Western Tales".

Browder returned to the SciFi Channel as he joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 for its ninth season in 2005. He played the character of Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell, the new commanding officer of SG-1. Browder's former Farscape co-star Claudia Black appeared on SG-1 in the eighth season episode entitled "Prometheus Unbound" and again during the first episodes of the ninth season before becoming a regular cast member on the series at the beginning of its tenth season in 2006. Several episodes of Stargate SG-1, most notably "200", comically alluded to Farscape during Browder and Black's time on the series.

In 2012 Browder was cast in series 7 of Doctor Who, "A Town Called Mercy". It was filmed in Almeria, Spain in March 2012.[2]

Browder plays the role of Max, the Janitor, in the live action feature film "Bad Kids Go to Hell" (2012), based on the best selling graphic novel of the same name. He will reprise the role, as well as make his directorial debut in the sequel Bad Kids Go 2 Hell (2015).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Duncan's World Gates
1990 Memphis Belle Rookie Captain
1991 Daughters of Privilege Randy Television film
1991 A Kiss Before Dying Tommy Roussell
1992 Secrets William "Bill" Warwick Television film
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts Al Winters Television film
1996 Innocent Victims Gary Eatburn Television film
1997 Nevada Shelby
1997 Steel Chariots D.J. Tucker Television film
1997 Bad to the Bone Brent Television film
1998 The Sky's on Fire Racer Television film
1998 Boogie Boy Freddie
2004 A Killer Within Sam Moss
2004 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars John Crichton Television film
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell
2008 Stargate: Continuum Colonel Cameron Mitchell
2012 Bad Kids Go to Hell Max
2014 The Adventures of RoboRex Robert Miller
2014 Dead Still Brandon Davis Television film
2015 Bad Kids Go 2 Hell Max Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Boys of Twilight Tyler Clare Unknown episodes
1993 Grace Under Fire Eric Episode: "Grace Undergraduate"
1994 Melrose Place Adam Episode: "The Two Mrs. Mancinis"
1994 Thunder Alley Marcus Episode: "Girls' Night Out"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Ollie Rudman Episode: "Murder by Twos"
1996 Strangers Eric Episode: "My Ward, My Keepers"
1996–1997 Party of Five Sam Brody 10 episodes
1999–2003 Farscape John Crichton 88 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2000–01, 2003)
2003 CSI: Miami Danny Maxwell Episode: "Tinder Box"
2005 Justice League Bat Lash Episode: "The Once and Future Thing: Part One"
2005–2007 Stargate SG-1 Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell 40 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
2012 Chuck Ron Episode: "Chuck vs. The Bullet Train"
2012 Doctor Who Isaac Episode: "A Town Called Mercy"
2013–2014 Arrow Ted Gaynor 2 episodes

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